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Understanding Television





ISBN 9780415016728
Published October 16, 1990 by Routledge
204 Pages

 
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Understanding Television offers an introduction to some of the issues of television broadcasting and its main genres. It examines a number of programme categories, such as news, drama-documentary, sit-com, soap opera, sport and quizzes, and discusses aspects of the history of the organisation of television, its audiences and its future; it also looks at some key conceptual debates about hegemony in contemporary television

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Contributors:
Mick Bowes, Rosalind Brunt, Verina Glaessner, Andrew Goodwin, Patrick Hughes, Paul kerr, Justin Lewis, Michael O'Shaughnessy, Richard Paterson, Paddy Scannell, John Tulloch and Garry Whannel

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`All in all, this is a first rate piece of work which admirably accomplishes the main purpose of the Studies in Culture and Communication series as a whole - namely, bridging the gap between the huge body of research available to the more advanced student and what the newcomer needs to get started.' - Media Bulletin